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David Harrison-Wood won the Spencer Ell

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by Dave Kibble at Budleigh Salterton
10-14 Sep 2015 (AC - Championships)

David Harrison-Wood (The Panther) won the Spencer Ell with a round in hand.

Round 3 saw a very lengthy pegged-out game between Panther and Rachel after Rachel pegged one off at the end of a TP, expecting to hit-in easily afterwards. Panther played very conservatively and accurately, never allowing Rachel an easy or unguarded shot; but eventually he blobbed Rover giving Rachel an easy finish.

Round 8, again Panther, hit peelee after Rover on a TP and pegged two off leaving peg vs. Richard Smith on 6. Richard hit and rolled off 6 from the E boundary giving himself a rush to 1b - ran it hampered and rolled up to a 6-yard 2-back, which he ran but failed to approach 3-back sending Panther almost to the E boundary. Panther centre-balled the peg.

In round 9, Dave Kibble finished a straight Rover peel for 26tp against Richard but watched with dismay as the rush, having cleared Rover by almost a foot, curled to nudge into the peg with its final millimetres of travel. Richard quickly went round to peg leaving Dave in corner 3 and himself with a corner 1 trap, though having seen Dave's shooting decisions in their previous encounter (a Richard TPO), the balls were perhaps too far apart for good control. Dave went to mid east boundary, Richard dribbled and hilled off, Dave centre-balled the peg.

In the final round, Dave Kibble made good progress with a sextuple but had exhausted his luck by the time he came to an 18" slightly angled Rover peel - the peel went cleanly through but striker's ball hit the wire and bounced to the side.

Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club made the players very welcome, had prepared the lawns to a high standard, and cut them and set the hoops before play each day. Despite there being only eight players, a volunteer was found each day to cook up an excellent lunch. Tea each afternoon included a choice of four splendid fresh cakes. What more could any player expect?

Final Positions

PLAYER DH DK SH RR MO RS LB JM Won Tot Pos
David Harrison-Wood   -3 +26TP -8 +26TP -23 +17TP +7 4 11 1
+12 +17 +23 +24TP +5 +15TP +4 7
Dave Kibble +3   -17 -12 +24(SA) -6TPO (SA) +17(SA) +16TP 4 9 2
-12 +26TP +16 +18 +14(SA) -7 +26TP 5
Sarah Hayes -26TP +17   -25 +20(SA) +26 +26 +22 5 8 3
-17 -26TP -17 -5 +3 +5 +24 3
Rachel Rowe +8 +12 +25   -22STP -20 +1(SA) -25 4 7 4
-23 -16 +17 -26TP +17 -25(SA) +26TP 3
Mark Ormerod -26TP -24(SA) -20(SA) +22STP   -9(SA) +22(SA) -11 2 6 5=
-24TP -18 +5 +26TP +20 +7 -7 4
Richard M Smith +23 +6TPO (SA) -26 +20 +9(SA)   +5(SA) -13 5 6 5=
-5 -14(SA) -3 -17 -20 -3 +26TP 1
Luc Berthouze -17TP -17(SA) -26 -1(SA) -22(SA) -5(SA)   +4 1 5 7
-15TP +7 -5 +25(SA) -7 +3 +24 4
Jaimie Mussi -7 -16TP -22 +25 +11 +13 -4   3 4 8
-4 -26TP -24 -26TP +7 -26TP -24 1

Peeling Statistics

PEELING etc. op sxp qnp qp tp ot Tot
On partner         11   11
On opponent (winning)         1 n/a 1
On opponent (losing)           n/a  
Straight         1 n/a 1
Total         13   13

Margin Statistics

Margin of Victory 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 TOTAL
Occurrences 1   3 2 4 1 4 1 1   1 2 1 1 1 2 6 1   3   3 2 4 3 9 56

Results to Date

Rd Ln Thursday, 10 September
1 5 Richard M Smith beat David Harrison-Wood +23
  6 Luc Berthouze beat Jaimie Mussi +4
  7 Dave Kibble beat Mark Ormerod +24(SA)
  9 Rachel Rowe beat Sarah Hayes +25
 
2 5 Sarah Hayes beat Dave Kibble +17
  6 Mark Ormerod beat Rachel Rowe +22STP
  7 Richard M Smith beat Luc Berthouze +5(SA)
  9 David Harrison-Wood beat Jaimie Mussi +7
 
3 5 Jaimie Mussi beat Mark Ormerod +11
  6 Sarah Hayes beat Richard M Smith +26
  7 Rachel Rowe beat David Harrison-Wood +8
  9 Dave Kibble beat Luc Berthouze +17(SA)
 
Rd Ln Friday, 11 September
4 5 Richard M Smith beat Rachel Rowe +20
  6 Dave Kibble beat Jaimie Mussi +16TP
  7 Mark Ormerod beat Luc Berthouze +22(SA)
  9 David Harrison-Wood beat Sarah Hayes +26TP
 
5 5 Sarah Hayes beat Luc Berthouze +26
  6 David Harrison-Wood beat Mark Ormerod +26TP
  7 Richard M Smith beat Dave Kibble +6TPO (SA)
  9 Jaimie Mussi beat Rachel Rowe +25
 
6 5 Dave Kibble beat David Harrison-Wood +3
  6 Rachel Rowe beat Luc Berthouze +1(SA)
  7 Sarah Hayes beat Jaimie Mussi +22
  9 Richard M Smith beat Mark Ormerod +9(SA)
 
Rd Ln Saturday, 12 September
7 5 Sarah Hayes beat Mark Ormerod +20(SA)
  6 Jaimie Mussi beat Richard M Smith +13
  7 David Harrison-Wood beat Luc Berthouze +17TP
  9 Rachel Rowe beat Dave Kibble +12
 
8 5 Luc Berthouze beat Jaimie Mussi +24
  6 Dave Kibble beat Mark Ormerod +18
  7 Rachel Rowe beat Sarah Hayes +17
  9 David Harrison-Wood beat Richard M Smith +5
 
9 5 Dave Kibble beat Richard M Smith +14(SA)
  6 David Harrison-Wood beat Rachel Rowe +23
  7 Jaimie Mussi beat Mark Ormerod +7
  9 Sarah Hayes beat Luc Berthouze +5
 
Rd Ln Sunday, 13 September
10 5 Rachel Rowe beat Jaimie Mussi +26TP
  6 Luc Berthouze beat Dave Kibble +7
  7 Sarah Hayes beat Richard M Smith +3
  9 David Harrison-Wood beat Mark Ormerod +24TP
 
11 5 Mark Ormerod beat Luc Berthouze +7
  6 Sarah Hayes beat Jaimie Mussi +24
  7 David Harrison-Wood beat Dave Kibble +12
  9 Rachel Rowe beat Richard M Smith +17
 
12 5 David Harrison-Wood beat Sarah Hayes +17
  6 Mark Ormerod beat Richard M Smith +20
  7 Luc Berthouze beat Rachel Rowe +25(SA)
  9 Dave Kibble beat Jaimie Mussi +26TP
 
Rd Ln Monday, 14 September
13 5 Mark Ormerod beat Rachel Rowe +26TP
  6 Dave Kibble beat Sarah Hayes +26TP
  7 David Harrison-Wood beat Jaimie Mussi +4
  9 Luc Berthouze beat Richard M Smith +3
 
14 5 Richard M Smith beat Jaimie Mussi +26TP
  6 David Harrison-Wood beat Luc Berthouze +15TP
  7 Dave Kibble beat Rachel Rowe +16
  9 Mark Ormerod beat Sarah Hayes +5



 

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